Multiple crashes force Interstate 76 in NE Colorado to shut down again

Long stretches of Interstate 76 in northeastern Colorado are closed Friday afternoon after multiple crashes and adverse weather conditions.

The highway is closed in both directions from Brush to Sterling, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. Interstate 76 is also closed, in both directions, from the Nebraska state line to Red Lion Road, which is east of Colorado 59 and Sedgwick.

Friday’s I-76 closures happened around noon.

U.S. Highway 138 is also closed in both directions from Sterling to Nebraska. That stretch of highway runs adjacent to I-76 north of the interstate.

Long portions of Interstate 76 were shut down as well on Wednesday and Thursday by accident, adverse weather and dangerous driving conditions as strong winds whipped up blizzard-like conditions on the plains. Other roads in northeastern Colorado have been shut down this week by the winter storm and winds.


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